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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-07-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
We camped at Waskesiu in August. It was a real...

We camped at Waskesiu in August. It was a real test of my window installations - we got 2" of rain the first night and another 2" the next day. The forecast for the weekend included a rainfall...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-07-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
I've taken the Boler camping a few more times...

I've taken the Boler camping a few more times now. I've got all the interior lighting installed, the fresh water plumbing including a pump and curtains. I was pleasantly surprised with the counter...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-07-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Thanks, Dan. I also console myself with the...

Thanks, Dan. I also console myself with the thought that it looks much better than when I started.

Graeme, as it happens, my Boler had been painted previously, so I was mainly preparing old...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-07-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
The paint is from Supermarine Paint. They have a...

The paint is from Supermarine Paint. They have a wide variety of colours available and claim to be able to match colours. I know others on the forum have had bad luck with the paint matching. You...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-31-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,137
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Believe it or not, RV-specific accumulator tanks...

Believe it or not, RV-specific accumulator tanks are available. They're smaller than what you would have for your house:

Water System Accessories - SHURflo...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-21-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By Peter Steckhan
My Boler is not a flat top. It is a 1971 model. ...

My Boler is not a flat top. It is a 1971 model. Bolers seemed to have gone through quite a few changes in the first few years. I have seen '71 Bolers with and without the frenched lights. Maybe...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-20-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Not all the Bolers had the frenched-in tail...

Not all the Bolers had the frenched-in tail lights - my 1971 Boler manufactured in Winnipeg doesn't have them. The early flat-top Bolers didn't have rear bumpers either.

Bob, does your Boler have...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-18-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,947
Posted By Peter Steckhan
I have those same levelers mounted on my boler. ...

I have those same levelers mounted on my boler. When I had the frame rebuilt, I had a cross member welded in and the levelers are welded to that. With them positioned at this height, the screw...
Forum: General Chat 08-09-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,551
Posted By Peter Steckhan
In Saskatchewan (strange all by itself), we have...

In Saskatchewan (strange all by itself), we have Moose Jaw and Primate. Just West of Conquest, mentioned earlier by Hazel, is Bounty and Fortune. We also have Elbow and Eyebrow. Candahar was...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-04-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,005
Posted By Peter Steckhan
On my Boler, the little pieces of wood beside the...

On my Boler, the little pieces of wood beside the wheel well in the closet had screws going through them to the frame. The screws were difficult to see because of all the dirt and paint over top of...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 07-31-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,517
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Looks great. I love the green/red colour...

Looks great. I love the green/red colour combination that works with the red of the decals.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-22-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Here's another couple of views of the completed...

Here's another couple of views of the completed exterior once I got it parked at home again.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-22-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Most of the work I did was on the wiring and...

Most of the work I did was on the wiring and getting the galley cabinet in good enough shape for the fridge, power center and associated wiring. I had a list things to get working for the weekend:
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-22-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Well, I pulled a couple of all-nighters and...

Well, I pulled a couple of all-nighters and managed to get the Boler campable for the weekend. I didn't take any pictures while doing this work - too busy.

Here I am ready to go and at the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-18-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Robin G, perfection will have to wait. I really...

Robin G, perfection will have to wait. I really do need to get the Boler usable again, and having a deadline and posting to the forum help with motivation. :)

Yesterday and today were spent...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-17-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
I filled all the holes in the shell that were...

I filled all the holes in the shell that were used to attach the cabinets. I also filled the hole for the bathroom vent, removed the bolts for the spare tire carrier and removed the carpet runner...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-17-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
A month or two ago I set a deadline of July 21...

A month or two ago I set a deadline of July 21 for getting the Boler back together. The plan was to at least get it semi-usable to sleep in.

So, I've been busy reconstructing the Boler. I've...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-17-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Since I had all the windows out, I decided to...

Since I had all the windows out, I decided to replace the windows with tinted plastic. Some of the glass in the side windows was cracked, and the weather stripping was also shot.

I had a window...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-17-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Finally, the frame was finished. My brother did...

Finally, the frame was finished. My brother did a great job. Although it's made out of quite a bit heavier material, it's probably lighter overall without all the extra quarter inch plate. There...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-17-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Removing the interior was a bit like an...

Removing the interior was a bit like an archaeological dig. I found that the water tank was originally under the floor and somewhere along the line someone had cut a large hole in the floor to...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-17-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Luckily, my brother at one time manufactured...

Luckily, my brother at one time manufactured trailers and he volunteered to weld a new frame. While I was waiting for the new frame, I decided to start taking apart the body. I found that when the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-17-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
As you can see, it had a few of the typical Boler...

As you can see, it had a few of the typical Boler problems - a sagging axle and a door that didn't fit. After spending a bit of time with it, I also found that the frame was cracked and bent. We...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-17-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,661
Posted By Peter Steckhan
1971 "Ocean Boler" Reno

A couple of years ago we decided to sell our VW camper. It was slow, noisy and lacked airconditioning. It was fun when we were students, but we found we were using it less and less. We always...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-28-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,557
Posted By Peter Steckhan
The windows in that post, although they look the...

The windows in that post, although they look the same, have the seal on the top of each window frame instead of along the bottom like mine and Rick's. Danny posted a good picture of this on post #14...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-27-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,557
Posted By Peter Steckhan
My windows look the same as yours. I'll see if I...

My windows look the same as yours. I'll see if I can get a picture tomorrow.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-27-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,557
Posted By Peter Steckhan
I used the "Jalousie J-Seal" from Vintage...

I used the "Jalousie J-Seal" from Vintage Trailer:

Jalousie J-Seal (https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Jalousie_J_Seal_p/vts-526.htm)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-29-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By Peter Steckhan
The inside of my door is like yours - just the...

The inside of my door is like yours - just the fiberglass. It does not have any molding or finishing like the other example you've shown.

Luckily, mine did not have any carpet on it...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-27-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,066
Posted By Peter Steckhan
My original plexiglass was pretty close to 4.5mm....

My original plexiglass was pretty close to 4.5mm. I also tried 6mm acrylic and found it a bit thick to fit to the required curve.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-14-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,124
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Hi Robert, As a few others have indicated,...

Hi Robert,

As a few others have indicated, early Bolers do not have the recessed tail lights. My '71 manufactured in Winnipeg by Boler does not either. Unlike RussL's, my frame does extend into...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-08-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,557
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Kip, Picture 1 shows a bare lower half of a...

Kip,

Picture 1 shows a bare lower half of a Scamp shell. The top half and the floor have not been attached yet. You can see the concrete factory floor where the floor will be.

Picture 2 shows...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-07-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,557
Posted By Peter Steckhan
My '71 Boler has a 5/8" plywood floor which is...

My '71 Boler has a 5/8" plywood floor which is tabbed into the shell. As far as I know, currently Scamp uses OSB for the floor. Someone posted a picture of the new Scamps being built where you can...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-19-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By Peter Steckhan
You definitely still need the structural elements...

You definitely still need the structural elements like the closet and the kitchen upper and lower cabinets. The trailer isn't all that useful without the rear benches and table. You could try...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-14-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By Peter Steckhan
Cabinetry: Closet: 15 lbs + 10 lb door ...

Cabinetry:

Closet: 15 lbs + 10 lb door
Rear Benches: 12 lbs + 3 lb cover each
Top Galley Cupboard: 15 lbs including doors
Bottom Galley Cupboard: 15 lbs not including any doors or appliances...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-13-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By Peter Steckhan
No problem. I'm also curious as to how much each...

No problem. I'm also curious as to how much each of the pieces weigh, and this seems like a good place to document it.
I don't have a front bunk, so I won't be able to provide a weight for that. ...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-13-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By Peter Steckhan
I should have mentioned that the shell currently...

I should have mentioned that the shell currently does have the door and windows installed, but no closet or furniture.

200 lbs is probably a bit light for the trailer. My Boler is one of the...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-12-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By Peter Steckhan
The empty shell, stripped except for the...

The empty shell, stripped except for the ensolite, is close to 400 pounds. I've got it mounted on a fake wood frame that is sitting on a large dolly to make it easier to roll around the garage. ...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-12-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By Peter Steckhan
I've removed the closet, but I don't have a more...

I've removed the closet, but I don't have a more up-to-date picture.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-12-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,395
Posted By Peter Steckhan
I've got my '71 Boler off the frame right now...

I've got my '71 Boler off the frame right now with the interior completely stripped except for the ensolite. I'll see if I can weigh the empty shell tonight with a bathroom scale at each end.

I...
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